August 3, 2015

Birthday Greetings with Moon Lake

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing with you today is the one I created for my bestie's birthday yesterday. I designed the card in my mind as soon as I saw the Moon Lake stamp set from Stampin' Up! in the then-new Spring/ Summer catalog, but didn't create it until early July. Yep, you read that right, around SIX MONTHS later! I'm not sure about you, but it is by FAR the longest lead time from conception to creation for me. EVER! Indeed the card is the reason why I bought the set, because I knew it would be perfect for him!

My bestie and I share so much, including some of my works in progress. Yep, he saw this one too, the watercolor. His response? "AMAZING!" Of course I didn't tell him it was for HIS card and he didn't see the finished card until he opened it. It was so tough keeping it secret from him, but I managed it. Just!

Oh, you're wondering what his response was? He loved it and yep, he recognized the painting! Grin

Card: Whisper White and Watercolor
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Smoky Slate
Stamp sets: Moon Lake (retired) and Wetlands (birthday sentiment)
Tools: Aqua Painters and Deco Labels Framelits
Adhesive: Stampin' Dimensionals

#194 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
Take Your Pick at Papertake Weekly (color)
AG at Simon Says Wednesday

I'll be back on Thursday with a pictorial, so I hope you'll join me then.



Donna Nuce said...

Hi Em! I haven't used this one yet either! You have inspired me to use it! Have a great day!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Em, love the design.
Linda xxx

Unknown said...

This is a sweet little watercolor image. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 194th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Em :-) the whole scene is beautiful, fabulous watercoloring! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, unfortunately you have linked this into the Kids vacation Challenge so you will need to pop back and link it into the weekly challenge linky ;-)
Lols x x x

Tracy Welham said...

Really beautiful, great design. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Thanks Lols, I was half asleep and also unwell when I added the link and linked up, so didn't realize the error, which has now been corrected. My apologies for the mistake x

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Jan Ltc said...

What an elegant card Em xx Jan

Lena said...

Oh wow, what a lovely scene! You coloured it beautifully. Great card!
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Unknown said...

Stunning xxx

Karon said...

Beautiful and love the little water colour! TFS